Education and school-related news from the Park City School District, the North and South Summit school districts, as well as private and charter schools within Summit and Wasatch counties.

Community Forum - Live Broadcast

Oct 14, 2015

As part of an on-going series of community forums, The Project for Deeper Understanding and KPCW partnered to bring the discussion on the Park City School District School Bond issue. KPCW broadcasted the event live from the St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Moderated by Dr. John Hanrahan

Panelists include:

Joe Simmons has this week's Miner Nation Report.

With no known anti-school bond organization,  the Park City School District's website only offers information in favor of the $56 million bond. District officials say it's too late to add anything that would try to defeat the bond. Leslie Thatcher has more.


  IMachines of Loving Grace, New York Times reporter John Markoff, the first reporter to cover the World Wide Web, offers a sweeping history of the complicated and evolving relationship between humans and computers. Markoff states that we are on the verge of a technological revolution and robots will profoundly transform the way our lives are organized.


Chris Cherniak and guest co-host Shirin  Spangenberg  chat with Mary Christina Smith, the project manager for the Summit County Power Works – the non-profit organization formed to vie for a five million dollar prize  being offered by Georgetown University to the community that can reduce its residential electricity and natural gas consumption  the most over a two year period.  The competition kicked off January first and continues until December 31st of 2016.  Smith gave details on SCPW’s efforts to date and what plans and programs they have in store to continue our front running status.

Back-to-School is an exciting time for families - but it could also bring some anxiety for kids as they transition from summer to school.  KPCW's Renai Bodley talked to a Park City therapist 

  about how families can cope.

The Park City School Board Tuesday approved a $56 million dollar bond to be placed on November's ballot.  Of that amount, $12 million will be set aside for new athletic facilities including an indoor field house.  Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City school board members say with nearly $100 million worth of projects on the table, they've been able  to whittle that down to $56 million  and feel good that they are presenting a well-thought out and fiscally responsible bond to voters in November. Leslie Thatcher has more.


The Park City Board of Education last night narrowed down the list of projects it will likely ask the community to support in a November bond election totaling 56 million dollars.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

To figure out how much additional you'll pay in property taxes - use this on-line calculator by pluging in your home's assessed value.

The Park City School Board at its Tuesday meeting, the final meeting before its final vote on putting a bond on the November ballot, came to agreement on how much the community will be asked to pay to upgrade facilities and create more space for its student population. Lynn Ware Peek has more.